TB research and development
⏺The SDG and End TB Strategy targets set for 2030 cannot be met without intensified research and development. Technological breakthroughs are needed by 2025, so that the annual decline in the global TB incidence rate can be accelerated to an average of 17% per year.
⏺Priorities include a vaccine to lower the risk of infection, a vaccine or new drug treatment to cut the risk of TB disease in the 1.7 billion people already latently infected, rapid diagnostics for use at the point of care, and simpler, shorter drug regimens for treating TB disease.
Find out more in Global TB Report https://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en/